Title : THE RAILWAYS ACT,1989 Year : 1989
CHAPTER VI-FIXATION OF RATES
30. Power to fix rates.- (1) The Central Government may, from time to time, by general or special order fix, for the carriage or passengers and goods, rates for the whole or any part of the railway and different rates may be fixed for different classes of goods and specify in such order the conditions subject to which such rates shall apply.
(2) The Central Government may, by a like order, fix the rates of any other charges incidental to or connected with such carriage including demurrage and wharfage for the whole or any part of the railway and specify in the order the conditions subject to which such rates shall apply.
31. Power to classify commodities or alter rates.- The Central Government shall have power to-
(a) classify or re-classify any commodity for the purpose of determining the rates to be charged for the carriage of such commodities; and
(b) increase or reduce the class rates and other charges.
32. Power of railway administration to charge certain rates.- Notwithstanding anything contained in this Chapter, a railway administration may, in respect of the carriage of any commodity and subject to such conditions as may be specified,-
(a) quota a station to station rate;
(b) increase or reduce or cancel, after due notice in the manner determined by the Central Government, a station to station to rate, not being a station to station rate introduced in compliance with an order made by the Tribunal;
(c) withdraw, alter or amend the conditions attached to a station to station rate other than conditions introduced in compliance with an order made by the Tribunal; and
(d) charge any lump sum rate
Last updated on May, 2015